min 2 - max 16
up to 4,5 hours
min 12 years
- When: 09:00 every day (we can be flexible, so ask!)
- Price: 450 kuna (59 eur) per person
- Duration: 4-4.5 hours
- Distance: about 15 km
- Price includes: bicycle, helmet, English speaking guide, wine and food tasting
- Min: 2
- Max: 16
- What to bring: comfortable sports shoes, breathable clothes, hat and sunscreen, beachware, water, snacks, little backpack, lightweight and breathable rain jacket (in case of rain and wind), camera
- Tour type: cycling, youth and family, nature & wildlife, cultural
- Terrain: asphalt, concrete, gravel and dirt, mostly flat
- Activity level: moderate
- Disabilities friendly: No
- Kid friendly: Minimum 12 years old. Only children with parental escort can participate in this tour
- Riding through one of the nicest areas of the South Adriatic
- Tasting the most autochthonous wines
- Swimming in wonderful beaches
- Finding about the history of both Korčula and Lumbarda
- Discovering local ways of life
Korcula is a gorgeous and fortified town on the east side of the island, populated for millennia before Greeks’ arrival. Later times saw the city built in the shape of a fishbone to serve as natural air conditioning, regulating the wind flow, while its walls would protect it not just from possible attack but also stormy and cold winds in winter. Furthermore, Korcula is considered to be the birth place of the famous Italian traveller Marco Polo.
We get our mountain bikes in Korčula downtown and start cycling towards Lumbarda. We are taking a mix of asphalt, gravel and dirt roads passing through fields and villages with vistas opening to Saint Ilija mountain and magical old vineyards of Grk, grape sort rooted in sandy soil. The tour has been designed to enjoy its every little moment while evoking spirits of ancient and nearly forgotten times, blended with the feeling of the Mediterranean serenity and lifestyle.
We will explore the east side of the island and its finest parts starting from the unique medieval town of Korčula built in the structure of a fishbone, and, having passed through the lovely countryside of scenic landscapes, we will arrive to the spread-out village of Lumbarda boasting wonderful beaches, as well as wine making tradition ever since the Greeks colonized the area.
The first stop is probably at the best wine maker in the area for wine and food tasting after which we will stop for refreshment and relax to one of Lumbarda’s beaches.
In the end, we will ride back to Korčula town.
Note: Itinerary depends on weather conditions, time of season – daylight hours, group size and fitness level